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Jul 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
, and i'm going to work to reform to save -- >> i probably would have not used the term in that crowd obama care because he personalized it and all of a sudden it seemed more like he was talking about the president. >> reporter: but romney figures keeping health care as the top issue will help him in november and this why republicans staged another vote. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> well, the inexternal report on what penn state did or did not do during the jerry sandusky years is set for release this morning. findings could be explosive if what the piemted investigators said back in november was confirmed. that, quote, failures by the school may have enabled the misconduct to occur in it not being reported. chris clackum has the details. >> reporter: about three weeks after jerry sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing boys, the university braced for more bombshells. results will be released online on thursday morning. while nothing is official much of it is expected to be critical of the late joe paterno and what he did or did not do when told by assistant mi
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Jul 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
established the u.s. navy as a force to be reckoned with. >>> finally, thousands of fans gathered in los angeles for the it 1st annual animae expo. they went to concerts and dressed up as their favorite characters. celebrating that craze that first started in japan. >>> now, for a look at the national regional weather, here' nbc meteorologist bill karins with the forecast. bill's marcing it on his calendar as we speak, right, you and me next year, animae expo. >> i would check it out. it sounds fascinating. the pictures, the people. >> you would dress up as? >> i don't know. we'd have to work on that one. >> the guy with the horse head. >> yeah. either you go all in or you don't do it at all. good morning, everyone. incredible heat, incredible storms. we continue in the same weather pattern. it's not changing across the country. the heat wave, the record-setting heat wave peeked over the weekend. we saw high temperatures in the 100s from st. louis all the way to columbia, south carolina. there was one spot that hit 113 degrees. if that verifies at the weather center, that will be the hot
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Jul 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
reform law. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with the latest on this. brian, good morning. >> good morning, lynn. the house is heading forward for what looks like a show vote, but for the republicans, it's an important show in this election year. >> the gentle lady yields back her time. the gentleman from florida's recognized. >> reporter: house republicans head back into battle today against president obama's healthcare reform law. >> they would make you believe that it's all free, but it's not. it's going to cost somebody, and that's going be the american citizen. >> reporter: the house is brushing aside the supreme court decision upholding the law and senate democrats sure to shoot down any repeal. the senate is already looking ahead to the next big battleground, overextending the bush era tax cuts. >> the economic consequences of taking more money from successful people. >> reporter: senate republicans are pushing back on president obama's call to extend the cuts for one year, but only for those making less than $250,000 a year. >> let's not hold the vast majority of a
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Jul 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
returns. now romney is even dismissing calls from within his own party. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on this. tracie, good morning to you. >> hi, lynn. good morning, everyone. it's not just democrats as you mentioned who want to see more of what romney has earned in recent years but now prominent republicans as well. mississippi's governor and alabama's govern calling on him to release those returns. no word from the romney camp that any further release is on the way, and they are not alone. texas governor rick perry, a former republican rival says that romney should be as open as possible. meantime on the other side we've got republicans criticizing the obama campaign for what they're saying about mitt romney. john mccain calls the campaign disgraceful for targeting those tax returns and romney's time with bain. he calls it chicago-style sleazy campaigning and saying the focus should be on the $5 trillion added to the deficit. meantime former new hampshire governor says that he shouldn't have said that president obama needs to learn to be an american. what he re
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Jul 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
the nation's health care reform law. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with the latest on all of this. brian, good morning. >> good morning, lynn. the house is headed forward for what looks like a show vote, but for the republicans, it's an important show in this electionee. >> the gentlelady yields back her time. >> reporter: house republicans head back into office today. >> they make you believe it's all free, but it's not. it's going to cost somebody, and that's going be the american citizen. >> the house is brushing aside the decision upholding the law and democrats sure to shoot down any appeal. it's over extending the bush era tax cut. >> the economic consequences of taking more money from successful people. >> reporter: senate republicans are pushing back to expend it for one year, but only for those making less than $250,000 a year. >> let's not hold the vast majority of the americans and our entire economy hostage while we debate the merits of another tax cut for the wealthy. >> reporter: mitt romney in a radio interview called the proposal an economic misstep. >> we
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Jul 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> reporter: "no time for sergeants" was a hit for griffith on broadway, tv, and film. but for most of us, andy griffith will always be remembered as sheriff of mayberry and opie's pa. >> that was a good idea. >> you know it was. >> reporter: mark barger, nbc news. >>> well, now, here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in wisconsin, just incredible video that shows a car turned into a rocket. imagine being inside there. it launched into midair after slamming into a section of road that buckled from the heat. the driver can be seen losing control and heading the wrong way into oncoming traffic. amazingly no injuries were reported though. >>> in illinois, even professionals trying to demonstrate the dangers of messing around with fireworks can learn the hard way. a woman suffered minor burns on her foot after the canisters used to shoot the fireworks in the air tipped over, causing the pyrotechnics to go out of control. organizers said the mishap just proves their point about fireworks safety this holiday. >>> and, finally, in chicago it was canine chaos as a
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Jul 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
's brian mooar joins us with details. brian, good morning to you. >> reporter: faced with bad headlines, the obama campaign wants to change the conversation. as congress returns today from its july 4th recess, president obama already has work planned for lawmakers. later today he's reportedly going to ask congress to extend bush-era tax cuts to those earning less than $250,000 a year. the obama campaign needs to quickly turn away from the feeble jobs report and it's aiming guns on capitol hill and mitt romney's personal finances. >> he offshores most of his personal investments. presumably to shield them from taxes. >> i've never known of a swiss bank accounted to build an american bridge. a swiss bank account to create american jobs. >> reporter: romney supporters call it a cheap shot and a distraction. >> in terms of governor romney's financial success, i'm happy. he's a successful businessman. we've got a president today who's never run a business. >> reporter: back on capitol hill, a fight over bush-era tax cuts will have to get in line. on wednesday, they will try to overturn obama
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Jul 25, 2012 4:00am PDT
joins us from washington with those details. brian, good morning to you. >> good morning, lynn. the campaign has taken a negative turn. so have the poll numbers from both candidates. mitt romney accused the obama white house of leaking classified information for political gain. >> this conduct is contemptible. it betrays our national interest. >> president obama's accusing romney of being less than honest. >> he's been twisting my words around to suggest i don't value small business. >> the mud-slinging in this presidential campaign has been early and often. and the latest nbc news/wall street journal poll shows both candidates are taking a hit. president obama's seen negatively by 43% of voters. that's his second lowest number. romney faired slightly worse at 40%. his poorest number yet. ♪ america america >> voters see the obama campaign as slightly more negative. >> he tried. you tried. it's okay to make a change. >> 46% of voters say they don't like mitt romney personally. only 31% say the same about the president. that's even though romney is seen as the best to improve t
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Jul 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
obama ee's health care law. zero chance the senate will go along. n nbc's brian mooar joins us for those details. >>> hi, lynn. it is strictly for show, but it plays to the base of both parties. the house is voting today to repeal president obama's health care law. >> we are standing here for the american people against the largest middle-class tax increase in the history of the united states, and we will not stop until we are ultimately successful. >> democrats point out this is the 31st vote on health care. >> one definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. >> the next big fight, who gets an compensation of the bush era tax cut. >> give mitt romney another tax break, that would cost about a trillion dollars, and we can't afford it. >> the idea -- i mean the very idea of raising taxes on small business and job creators at the very time we need more jobs is the sort of thing only an extreme liberal could come up with. >> with washington hopelessly gridlock, a visitor has an idea how to make it work. >> turn off the air conditioning
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Jul 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
for some of the areas by the end of this week, the effect of the dry scorching conditions will be with us for weeks and months to come. nbc's chris clackum has details. >> reporter: the parched dry earth and lake beds confirm what forecasters now say. nearly 60% of the country is in some stage of drought condition. >> the heat has been a big factor, the lack of rainfall combined with that have created a tremendous deficit in moisture across a vast swath of the lower 48 states. >> reporter: it's so dry, more than 1,000 counties in 26 states have been declared disaster areas. the biggest such declaration ever. mostly farmers are feeling it for now. more than half of the corn crops in trouble and little left to harvest. >> it's probably going to cost more in fuel and oil will end up getting out of it. >> the soybeans, you know, are a little more resilient then the corn. if we get some rain, they'll come out and bloom again. the corn won't. the corn is done. >> reporter: it's already threatening to drive food prices to record levels because corn has an impact on 75% of what's sold at the supe
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Jul 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
a suspected suicide attacker was carrying a driver's license issued in the state of michigan and it with us the latest of overseas attacks that israel attributes to iran. iran has always denied involvement in the past. >>> elsewhere london's metropolitan police have arrested three muslim men suspected of traveling to pakistan for terror training. police say they intended to commit act ofrs terrorism. one woman has been charged with possession of documents likely to beous use to terrorism in the same operation. all four will appear in court today. pleesz say the arrests are not related to the upcoming london games which start a week from tomorrow. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in florida a pair of armed robbers had the tables turn on them after storming into an internet cafe. the attackers were holding a baseball bat and a gun, but a 71-year-old customer pulled his own gun out and shot the robbers as he chased them out the door. both suspects were wounded and later arrested. >>> in pennsylvania, a kidnapping victim made a daring escape fr
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Jul 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
. they know better. >> believe me. >> we used to get the frying egg on the sidewalk. that's a new one, the melting mailbox. good morning, everyone. the heat that covers the east coast to the rockies, this map everywhere in red shows you where the temperature was 90 degrees and above for a high yesterday. we go all the way from the interior valleys from california to nevada, salt lake city area and cover all the midwest to the east coast. the only exception is the northeast and the northwest. this is where we continue. seattle to be one of the coolest places in the entire country. only 66 yesterday. 85 in medford wasn't too bad. boise was pretty toasty, 97. warm air up through the inner mountain west but not through the northwest. as we continue to have our flow coming off the water. another storm off shore. rain overnight and it continues through this hour. it's a pretty good soaking. coming up through seattle puget sou sound. if you're driving north of portland you will be in and out of rain this morning on your drive. looks like it's starting to break up and becoming a little more s
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Jul 23, 2012 4:00am PDT
,000 people gathered in unity to honor the victims. >> millions of people are with us, in helping to share our burden of grief at this moment. >> reporter: a sunday vigil to help heal. in all, 12 are among the dead. a 6-year-old girl, a navy sailor. an air force reservist and two young men who died shielding their girlfriends from bullets. fathers, sons, daughters, each with lives cut short. the president addressed a grieving community and talked privately with families of the victims. >> my main task was to serve as a representative of the entire country and let them know, that we are thinking about them at this moment and will continue to think about them each and every day. >> reporter: the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes, today will be adviseded of his rights and the judge will set a date for the formal filing of charges. the start of a legal process that may take months. >> we will convict him. yes. >> reporter: at issue, whether the prosecutor will seek the death penalty. the defense will likely argue whether holmes is mentally competent. while the city is forever changed. evidence wil
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Jul 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
press." brian mooar from washington joins us with those details. brian, good morning. >> good morning, lynn. mitt romney has been careful not to criticize the president or the u.s. government on this overseas trip, but he probably should have added london to the list. from mitt romney, a gold medal gaffe, questioning london's readiness for the olympics. >> there are a few things that were disconcerting, stories about the private security firm not having enough people. >> those words made the kind of headlines mitt romney wasn't hoping to see on an overseas trip that was about boosting his foreign policy resume. instead he was forced to practice a little diplomacy. >> shows imagination and forethought and a lot of organization, and expect the games to be highly successful. >> the white house says president obama has london's back. >> the president also made it clear he has the utmost confidence in our close friend and ally, the united kingdom. >> it's not clear whether this might cost romney politically here at home. >> i think the democrats risk overplaying it. this is a gaffe, he pro
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Jul 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
i'm lester holt. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> this morning on "early today." malware monday. users prepare for a cripples computer virus. >>> out of this world. a stunning view from mars gives a glimpse of the red planet. >>> a stuntman in china is lucky to be alive after a >>> a stuntman in china is lucky to be alive after a heart-topping fall. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with back to work. as lawmakers return from the holiday, president obama is reportedly getting ready to stir political fires with a call to extend bush-era tax cuts but not for everyone. this as the president's campaign turns up the heat on mitt romney on his tax history and offshore bank accounts. brian mooar joins us with details. >> reporter: faced with bad headlines, the obama campaign wants to change the conversation. as congress returns today from its july 4th recess, president obama already has work planned for lawmakers. later today he's repor
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Jul 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
in the district of columbia. the officer allegedly said he would shoot the first lady and then use his phone to retrieve a picture of the firearm he said he would use. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton met with china's foreign minister yesterday urging talks on the south china sea. clinton proposed talks to calm tensions with southeast asia for the conflicting claims over the strategic waterway. >>> in france a search for missing climbers on mount blank after an avalanche killed nine mountaineers, a dozen were injured, and four are unaccou unaccounted for. >>> and in australia an extremely rare pink diamond is now on display at the melbourne art museum. it's more than 8 carats and it's the largest ever found in australia. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,573 after falling 31 points yesterday. the s&p dipped 6. the nasdaq dropped 21. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei added 4 points while in hong kong the hang seng was up 67. >>> a roller coaster thursday left stocks down for a sixth day
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Jul 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
to hitting some key states, he's also going to go after some key constituencies there. polls are showing us that while he's doing very well with women, he's not doing a well with working class men. he will certainly run into a lot of them in the midwest. the bus tour focusing on areas of accomplishment and challenges like immigration policy, swearing in new citizens and talking about pushing laws like the dream act that will allow more citizens to stay. meantime mitt romney in new hampshire at a picnic, not focusing so much on the hard issues, however, he is answering a lot of questions about whether the new health care mandate is a tax or whether it's a penalty. he said in massachusetts it was a penalty, but the stream court says it's a tax and romney said the same yesterday. tomorrow we focus again on the economy and job numbers coming out. >> tracie potts in washington. thanks. >>> well, now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in alabama it was a different kind of fourth of july blast. crews blew up a 13-story building complex at the university of alab
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Jul 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
budget and his own tax plan, which will get the economy going and finally get us on track to a balanced budget. >> jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. two separate scuffles erupted inside a pennsylvania theater causing moviegoers to panic. surveillance cameras rolled on a fight between patrons sparked by a dispute over a bathroom stall. well, later a fight inside a theater showing "the dark knight rises" led to a stampede toward the exits. two people were injured, and one person was arrested. >>> homeowners in one miami residential area received a startling wakeup call. a 10-foot crocodile was spotted lounging near two homes before an animal control officer was called in. the animal hissed and snapped, but was eventually taken away. >>> one north carolina woman got quite a steal at the thrift store. she bought two paintings for 20 bucks with plans to paint over them, but after doing some research she learned the artwork was by a famous russian abstract artist. sotheby's is scheduled to auction the pi
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Jul 27, 2012 4:00am EDT
at home, the english press. brian mooar from washington joins us with those details. good morning. >>> good morning. mitt romney has been careful not to criticize and he probably should have added london to the list. from mitt romney, a gold medal gaffe, questioning london's readiness for the olympics. >> there were a few things that were disconcerting, stories about the private security firm not having enough people. >> reporter: those headlines are what he hoped not to see on his overseas trip. instead he was forced to practice a little diplomacy. >> shows imagination and forethought and a lot of organization and i expect the games to be highly successful. >> reporter: the white house says president obama has london's back. >> he's clear and has the utmost confidence in our close friend and ally. >> reporter: it's not clear what weather this might cost romney politically here at home. >> think the democrats risk overplaying it. this is gaffe, he probably regrets it, but it wasn't the end of the world. >> reporter: but he may have lost a few fans in the host city of london. >> th
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Jul 16, 2012 4:00am EDT
a long journey. >> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. this morning on "early today." no apologies. president obama refuses to back down. >>> dust bowl. new data ranks this year as one of the worst droughts in u.s. history. >>> and off course. at france's bastille day, a parachutist is way off his mark. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, july 16, 2012. >>> hello and very good morning to you you. i'm veronica de la cruz. >>> today we begin with a war of word. the race for the white house is getting testy with president obama not letting up his attack at bain capital and the outsourcing of jobs. meanwhile, romney's team has been out in force defending their campaign. >> reporter: if mitt romney is waiting for an apology, it might be a while. from president obama, no apologies for the sharp new attacks on republican mitt romney and his leadership time at bain capital. >> no, we won't be apologizing. >> reporter: an obama campaign, said romney is lying about when he left bain capital or filing false documents. >> he files an fec saying he was
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Jul 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
! >>> this morning on "early today," mercury rising. a large swath of the u.s. enters another day of relentless heat, but is there a light at the end of the tunnel? >>> exit wound. shocking new video shows the moment leading up to a huge pileup on a dallas off ramp. >>> and out with a bang. a technical glitch causes all of san diego's july 4th fireworks a technical glitch causes all of san diego's july 4th fireworks to go off at once. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with going to extremes. now relief could be in sight for millions of americans who have endured nearly a week of record-breaking heat, but the dangerous heat wave forecast to break this weekend in many parts of the country is still not over yet. nbc's dan sheneman has the story. >> reporter: 92 degrees before 9:00 a.m. another hot day just beginning in chicago. the temperature eventually soared to 103. a new record. two degrees shy of the city's all-time record. this is blamed for the bu
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Jul 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
morning, everyone. timely i get to use my storm tracker radar in southern california of all polices. areas of heavy rain moving through locations that don't get a lot of wet weather this time of year. los angeles, you look like you're dry going south on i-5. we are getting some rain here. we have some lightening strikes by high land and yuka valley. interstate 40 if you're heading up towards vegas, you'll be dodging some storms. all the green showing rain. this is where some thunderstorms were. for the most part they were in the desert area. they may sneak up to the north and out to tucson, a pretty good area of rain. it's kind of unusual. thankfully some clouds are preding north. we could use cloud cover because the heat has been incredible. this wasn't a misprint in boise, 108 yesterday. your all-time record high ever recorded is 111. you're only three degrees away from that. pretty incredible stuff. a little cooler. mid to upper 90s. a chance of showers and storms in areas of th northwest. we could see portland today, beautiful mid 80s. weekend forecast coming up. >> thanks, bill. >>> a
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Jul 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
acts of terrorism. one woman has been charged with possession of a document likely to be of use to a terrorist in the same operation. all four will appear in court today. authorities say the arrests are not related to the upcoming o olympic games which start a week from tomorrow. >>> well, now here is a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in florida a pair of armed robbers had the tables turn on them after storming into an internet cafe. the attackers were holding a baseball bat and a gun, but a 71-year-old customer pulled his own gun out and shot the robbers as he chased them out the door. both suspects were wounded and later arrested. >>> in pennsylvania, a kidnapping victim made a daring escape from a moving van. he rolled to the ground and then ran toward police. he says he was grabbed right off the street, ordered to strip to his underwear, and threatened with death. police have identified one suspect. >>> in boston, just frightening moments for a woman in a wheelchair after she tumbled down an escalator at a transit stop. when someone tried to he
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Jul 20, 2012 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on "early today," no relief in sight. forecasters now say the crippling u.s. drought that's driving up food prices could last well into autumn. >>> overdrive. cell phone video captures a heart-stopping head-on collision in mississippi. >>> and rewriting history. researchers uncover a medieval bra that dates back centuries before it was believed to have been invented. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with breaking news. the details are still squechy but we know there's been a multiple movie shooting in denver, colorado. it's a suburb of aurora. now, police are on the scene and at this point there are estimated between 20 and 30 people have been injured with those victims being transported to three local hospitals. a suspect is reportedly in custody, but police could not yet say if that was the only suspect in this shooting. >>> elsewhere, an unsettling new forecast from the national weather service predicts the historic drought stifling more than half the country will likely continue i
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Jul 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
president back here al assad says it could use chemical 'gregss. saying assad would be held accountable if he made the, quote, tragic mistake of using chemical weapons. >>> in pakistan nine suspected militants were reportedly killed in drone missile attacks. the missile attacks were on a compound near the afghan border. >>> navy investigators say a civilian laborer set the fire that caused $400 million in damage to a dplier powered submarine this spring. fishlgs say the worker set the fire because he had anxiety and wanted to get out of work early. >>> and as a rule no one is allowed to kiss the queen of england but a couple did just yesterday but it turns out that because it was the king and queen elizabeth of greece who are related to prince philip, therefore, they are allowed to kiss the queen. >>> and now here is an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,721 after fall 1g 01 points yesterday. the s&p sank 12. the nasdaq tumbled 35. taking a look at oversea s trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei was down 20 while in hong kong the hang seng
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Jul 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
can try finish quantum for free. visit us on facebook. >>> this morning on "early today," mile-high fallout. investigators continue to comb through evidence from one of the deadliest shootling rampages in the nation's history. >>> blink of an eye. dramatic video captures the beginning of flash flood near tucson, arizona. >>> and bone of contention. archaeologists may be one step closer to unraveling one of the world's most enduring mysteries. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with final good-byes. as colorado shooting suspect james holmes sits in solitary confinement this morning, relatives of those killed in last friday's theater massacre have begun the grim task of planning their funerals with the first one being held today. nbc's jay gray reports from aurora. >> reporter: the focus on aurora today turned back to the suspect's apartment. prosecutors in james holmes' state appointed defenders getting their first look inside while back at the crime scene, a chain link fence went up around the theater, ev
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Jul 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
of one of the worst mass murders in u.s. history. >>> lion's share. the ncaa imposes unprecedented sanctions against penn state in the wake of the sandusky sex scandal. >>> and what's i a kiss. >> a royal receiving line smooch raises some eyebrows. >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. >>> hello. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with dazed and confused. he made his first courtroom appearance in colorado on monday. nbc's jay gray reports. >> reporter: at times wide-eyed and seem yig up set, this is the first time james holmes has been seen since his arrest. >> he does look fairly -- seems like demonic or something like that. >> his hair dyed bright red and pinch fitting reports he told police he was the joker after the massacre he was disengaged looking at times like he was struggling to stay awake. formal charges in the case will come next monday. prosecutors say the decision about the death penalty is months away and they'll discuss it with survivors and families of the victims. >> that's a very long process that impacts their lives for years so they will want to have and
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Jul 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
are showing us that while he's doing well with women and some other groups, this is a group that seems to be wavering between president obama and mitt romney. a recent average of the bill polls shows the president with less than a three-point lead within the margin of error. on the fourth of july the president addressed military members who were newly sworn in citizens saying that we need more immigration laws in this country that allow immigrants to stay, like the d.r.e.a.m. act. meantime mitt romney was up in new hampshire add a picnic there, and while he tried to shy away from politics officially, talking about the issues on the campaign trail, he's been wrapped up on whether or not he's been contradicted in his campaign over the health care, is it a penalty or a tax. his campaign says otherwise. tomorrow we'll likely turn the focus back to the economy as new numbers come out for june. >> tracie potts for us in washington. tracie, thank you. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in alabama it was a different kind of fourth of july blast.
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Jul 13, 2012 4:00am EDT
, the weekend forecast looks a lot like today. i think a lot of us will be okay with it. >> thanks so much. >>> coming up texas instrument breaks the junk. wells fargo breaks the practices and one cup of joe for the morning road. >>> plus, we'll tell you what film is set to end the quick reign of spider-man at the box office. >>> coming up an impressive start for the usa basketball and one olympic hope is done forone mem of the d.r.e.a.m. team. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. syrian activists are reporting a new massacre of more than a hundred people yesterday in central hamas proshs. reports of more than 200 killed with a would-be most serious massacre. >>> "the washington post" reports that michelle obama was allegedly the tar debt of a threat by a plev in the district of columbia. the officer said he would shoot the first lady and use his phone to retrieve a picture of the firearm he said he would use. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton met with china's foreign mi
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Jul 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
county also suspended this morning. that means anybody can use it inside the beltway during the morning rush hour. want to check on the rest of the conditions. it's been a crazy weekend, danella. >> that's true. around still is true on the drive in, a lot of dark intersections. so if you're heading out to work early this morning please be aware of that. keep the intersections, four-way stop signs. i cannot tell you enough to please just be patient and use caution this morning because it is going to be a tricky commute. a lot of roads still flooded, a lot of trees still down, a lot of debris, especially in the right lanes and sometimes even in the left lanes. let's head over to earlier accidents. not too bad. i-95 this time northbound had a crash there blocking one of your lanes. right now it's now on the right shoulder lane. southbound at route 123, crash there was blocking three of your lanes, but again, it's moved to the shoulder lane and your travel lanes are open. going to be watching the roads for you all morning long. back in ten minutes with another update. >>> 4:04. overnight fo
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Jul 16, 2012 4:00am PDT
joins us live from washington. brian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. if mitt romney is waiting for an apology, it might be a while. from president obama, no apologies for the sharp new attacks on republican mitt romney and his leadership time at bain capital. >> no, we won't be apologizing. >> reporter: an obama campaign spokesman took the fight to a whole new level when she claimed romney was lying to the nation when he left bain or committed a felony in filing false documents with government regulators. >> he's claiming i wasn't there at the time except he filed an s.e.c. listing that says he was the ceo, chairman, and president of the company. >> by starting negative, by going extremely tough -- >> reporter: in a new ad team romney is blasting the president for going negative. >> whatever happened to hoping change? >> this is not the candidate of hope and change. this is a candidate who is hoping to change the subject. >> reporter: romney's campaign wants to shift the conversation back to the economy. >> the president is the outsourcer in chief with our taxpayers'
NBC
Jul 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
can try finish quantum for free. visit us on facebook. >>> this morning on "early today," hot holiday. it's a frustrating fourth for more than a million americans still without power in the stifling heat. >>> america's favorite sheriff, remembering an american icon tv legend andy griffith. >>> and hot dog. speed eaters weigh in for a famous fourth of july tradition. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with this holiday heat in seven stated and the district of columbia, more than a million families are waking up to a fifth day without power and air conditioning on this independence day. fireworks displays are being canceled to let fire and leaf efforts continue in regions where it will not only get hotter throughout the holiday. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: it's miserable on margaret drive, in takoma park, maryland. a tree that tore down lines on friday has not been touched. some got power back and lost it and the pets are sweltering in lynn quarrel's home. >> first of all, i'm definitely wired ab
NBC
Jul 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
50 years. u.s. census data for 2011 to be released during the fall peak of the presidential campaign is expected to show official poverty rising to the highest rate since 1965, erasing gains from the war on poverty that created medicaid, medicare and other social welfare programs. the weak economy is being blamed, especially long-term unemployment during the recession, as is reduced aid from the government. >>> authorities say 11 people were killed and another 12 injured all in one pickup when it went off the road and slammed into two trees in rural south texas. the cause of the accident is being investigated but a trooper at the scene said a blown out tire may be to blame. witnesses claim the truck's cab and bed were packed with illegal immigrants but that's yet to be confirmed. u.s. immigrations and customs enforcement is taking part in the investigation. >>> here's a look at stories making news in america. in new orleans a 17 story building came crashing down on purpose. crews imploded the old palace hotel, also known as grand palace, to make room for a new medical center. >>> in
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